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Alberto Salazar heart attack

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smallpotatoes, Jul 4, 2007.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member


    He's in fair condition now.
    I guess if it can happen to him, it can happen to anybody.
  2. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    How can the story not mention his age?

    That's a major oversight, don'cha think?
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Defintiely an oversight, Tony.
    Alberto is a month short of 49.
  4. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Like five days ago - and we're just now noticing.
    I imagine the people who don't know about Amy Alcott have never heard of him, either.

    Being a runner is not an "out" for a heart attack. Ask Jim Fixx.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    What really matters is what his LDL level is .
  6. One of the great marathon finishes of all time -- Salazar and Beardsley in Boston, 1979.
  7. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Wasn't there an article somewhere within the last year or so in which Salazar talked about how he was never the same runner after that race.
  8. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Paging Jim Fixx.
  9. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I believe there was a whole book on it called Duel in the Sun.
  10. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Not saying anything about Alberto's eating habits, but you could be an ultra-marathoner and still have a coronary artery loaded with pig lard.

    Get that cholesterol level checked.
  11. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    He's right. Exercise is only part of being healthy, if you eat badly it will catch up with you.
  12. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Let's not forget the article also said he had a family history of heart problems. That, as much as anything else, can be pretty damaging.
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